Forget all of those same old after dinner drinks, try something unforgettable this Christmas, The Bitter Truth ELIXIER is a digestif unrivalled, based on recipes from yesteryear but with a definite taste of now.
Since the middle ages herbal liqueurs have been associated with aiding digestion after a large meal. The church was the main source of potions, with some French and Italian herbal liqueurs from this era still around today. It was thought that alcohol was a good carrier for the medicinal benefits of herbs and spices and that drinking a digestive liqueur helped to settle the stomach and even refresh the breath after a meal. Out of this practice several modern forms of alcohol consumption as we know them have evolved, and in the Alpine regions of Europe the digestive bitters were born. They are usually dark in colour, as their taste comes from herbs and spices being marinated into grain based alcohols.
ELIXIER merges the best from the past and the present to create a new and distinctive digestive liqueur. The roots of the success of this liqueur are in the botanicals used to create the flavour and colour, with ingredients such as mint, rhubarb, gentian, lemon … Read more
Due to some excellent coverage in Food & Wine Mag , The New York Times and several other respected publications we get numerous request in relation of availability of our Bitters Travel Pack in the USA.
At the moment we must say we are a victim of our own success and the supply might be very limited for at least the holiday season. Travel Packs arrived stateside and the best bet would be to check out Park Avenue Liquor and Astor Wine & Spirits in New York City and CASK in San Francisco.
The demand exceeded our expectations by far and we have just another shipment on the boat. We hope to get it into the port shortly as well.
After all we appologize to all who might miss out on the first shipment and wish you all the best for the holidays.… Read more
Last thursday Slovakias finest of the trade gathered in Bratislava to celebrate the growing Slovakian cocktail community with the celebration of the 4th Slovak Bar Awards. We are pleased to announce that our little red colored liquid CREOLE BITTERS won the award for DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR. Even if the ceremony was the first we attended were we didn`t understood a single word, we were thrilled when the name of the winning product appeared on the screen.
Slovakia has a massivly growing cocktail scene and their key figures such as Erik Lorincz (head bartender at the newly reopened Savoy Hotel London), Marian Beke (formerly Langham Hotel and Montgomery Place London), Stanislav Vadrna (formerly Paparazzi Bar Bratislava and global ambassador of japanese bartending) or Lubos Rasz (Paparazzi Bar Bratislava) play an important role in the international cocktail culture.
We re very happy to recieve this new award which is the perfect addition to our list of awards recieved during 2010.… Read more
Next week we will make a stop in Bratislava to attend this years SLOVAK BAR AWARDS.
As we just learn The Bitter Truth Creole Bitters is nominated as DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR.
The Slovak Bar Awards are the top event of the year for the slovakian bar scene, which had an international impact on the global cocktail scene with personalities such as Stanislav Vadrna, Erik Lorincz and Lubos Racz among others.
Slovak Bar Awards will be held nov 25th, 7pm, Club LOFT, Bratislava… Read more
Meet the distillers, brand owners, importers and others who make it possible for you to enjoy a great a variety of small batch, unique and artisinal spirits from around the world.
Walk around tasting features vodka, whiskey, rum, bitters, tequila, mezcal, cognac and more.
WHEN: November 17, 2010 (Wednesday)
WHERE: Mighty, 119 Utah Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM VIP Entrance at 5:00 PM
For more info please visit http://www.indyspiritsexpo.com/… Read more
Scotland is always worth a visit! Not only are we real scotch whisky lovers, but when going to Scotland we always adore the lovely countryside and the scotch people in general.
Last week Boutique Barshow called us to Edinburgh, only to suprise us with the most impressing event venue we`ve ever seen. Scotlands churches a hard to maintain, because there are simply to many of them. So what we consider an impossible thing to do here in Bavaria, the scotchman simply rent them for various events to the ones with the deepest pockets.
While showcasing our line of products with our UK importer LOVEDRINKS, we were invited to join forces with local bitters maker Adam Elmigirab for a bitters masterclass in the most beautiful classroom we`ve ever been to. After giving a brief inside in the long history of the bitters category, with it`s roots as a medicinal tonic, we passed through times and Adam began to give a deeper inside in the history of the BOKERS family, once famed producers of Bokers Bitters, which are considered as the pinnacle in cocktail bitters during 19th century cocktail age. The brand of Bokers vanished from the shelfs around 1910, after the … Read more